Swonger honored with Award of Achievement
For The Madison Press
School board members, administrators, staff, students and guests from across central Ohio gathered in Columbus for the Ohio School Boards Association (OSBA) Central Region Spring Conference.
The region recognized outstanding schools and school board members, including Tolles Board of Education member, Don Swonger.
Tolles Career & Technical Center and Madison-Plains board member, Don Swonger, received the OSBA Award of Achievement for the fourth time at the spring conference.
“The fact that Mr. Swonger has received this award from OSBA four times is a measure of his dedication to both the Madison-Plains and Tolles Boards of Education. He has been selected by his peers because of his professionalism, participation beyond just board governance, and commitment to students. We’re very fortunate to have Mr. Swonger serve on our board at Tolles as a former agriculture education teacher and an advocate for career-technical education,” said Kim Wilson-Davis, superintendent of Tolles.
The conference also featured keynote speaker Dr. Roderick J. McDavis, Ohio University president and updates from OSBA officers and staff in addition to the awards ceremony. Another highlight of the event was a performance by the Madison-Plains High School Band from Madison Plains Local School District in Madison County.
The region hosts two conferences a year, in spring and fall. Fourteen counties comprise the OSBA Central Region: Crawford, Delaware, Fairfield, Fayette, Franklin, Knox, Licking, Madison, Marion, Morrow, Pickaway, Richland, Ross and Union.
For more information about OSBA call (614) 540-4000 or for information about Tolles Career & Technical Center call (614) 873-4666.
Tolles Career & Technical Center is an Ohio school of choice offering students the opportunity to specialize in one of 23 program areas in addition to rigorous academics and the opportunity to earn dual enrollment credit from local post-secondary institutions. Tolles is located south of Plain City and serves: Dublin, Fairbanks, Jonathan Alder, Hilliard, London, Madison-Plains, and West Jefferson.